Associate Legal Counsel

May 21, 2024
Jun 17, 2024
Contract Type

We are looking for an exceptional lawyer based in London to join our growing global Legal team. The Legal team is a dynamic, external and internal–facing function which supports all aspects of the business across all nine of our offices.

What you'll do

You will have a broad range of work (all being done at a global scale with multi jurisdictional challenges), ranging from:

  • Negotiating contracts with clients and vendors;
  • Working closely with the client services team and our clients' legal and compliance teams to ensure clients access knowledge safely;
  • Drafting and implementing internal policies and procedures to appropriately manage risk;
  • Developing and delivering legal and compliance training to the business;
  • Dealing with evolving areas of law including intellectual property, data privacy, technology, sanctions and regulatory compliance, employment and taxation.

As Associate Legal Counsel you will work closely with our legal team and the senior leadership of the business based in London, as well as colleagues in the legal and compliance team based in seven of our ten offices. You will be required to navigate complex and novel legal issues in a fast paced and rapidly scaling business, and grow and develop in a high–growth commercial environment. We will provide you with autonomy and independence in your day–to–day work and give you the opportunity to self–start, drive change, manage and lead. You will be encouraged and empowered to take initiative and have hands–on ownership of projects. This is an ideal role for someone who is keen to have direct access and exposure to the commercial and organizational workings of a dynamic and innovative global business.


  • Resilient, high–energy, self–starter who's focused on delivering commercial outcomes
  • Demonstrated ability to work under pressure, delivering high quality, strategic and commercial advice to senior stakeholders and clients
  • Ability to work on both transactional and non–transactional legal matters
  • Confidence and flexibility operating in a fast–paced, challenging and dynamic environment
  • People–oriented, emotionally intelligent, team mindset with an ability to develop strong relationships and navigate challenges across the organization and its functions
  • Leadership by example and an ability to manage and influence teams
  • Attention to detail and curiosity, with the ability to spot issues, get to the heart of the matter, and formulate a clear solution
  • Authority and poise, and an ability to manage relationships with junior and senior stakeholders within and outside the business
  • Strong written, oral and presentation skills

Technical Qualifications

  • BA/BS/LLB from a top university in the UK or other relevant law degree
  • An English qualified solicitor, with at least 1 years experience at a top firm or in–house
  • Experience in drafting and negotiating commercial contracts
  • Track record of achievement in professional and academic activities

Compensation and Benefits

  • 4% matched pension contribution on qualified earnings
  • Comprehensive private health insurance coverage and dental insurance
  • 25 vacation days, 8 bank holidays, and business closure over the Christmas break.
  • Option to WFH Thursday & Friday
  • State–of–the–art office with amenities in the City of London

AlphaSights is an equal–opportunity employer.